Renasant to buy Metropolitan BancGroup in Mississippi


M&A Community banking MississippiThe $190 million deal would push Renasant above the $10 billion-asset regulatory threshold.

IH Mississippi Valley CU to Build New $26 Million HQ, Project Receives Tax Incentives

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Moline City Council approved the city's development agreement with IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union (Moline, IL). As part of the agreement, IH Mississippi Valley will receive a tax increment financing (TIF) incentive payment of up to $3.9 The city will sell property to the $1.2 billion credit union for $2.925 million, which will be used to construct an 80,000-square-foot, four-story facility.

Training Employees to Soar at Community Bank in Mississippi

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Roughly once a quarter senior executives at Community Bank in Brandon, Miss., take a select group of up-and-coming managers on a three-day retreat. The trips are part of a management training course known as the Falcon Program that took flight in 2012.

IH Mississippi Valley CU (IA/IL) Ups Rate On 48-Month CD (2.32% APY)

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Offers & Promotions IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union Credit Union Information Page | Receive Alerts for this Credit Union. IH Mississippi Valley CU (IA/IL) Ups Rate On 48-Month CD (2.32% APY) POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017 BY Ken Tumin Deal Summary: 48-month CD, 2.32% APY, $500 minimum deposit. At the beginning of July, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union (IHMVCU) raised the rate on its 48-month CD (2.32% APY) by 30 bps. | About Us. Forum. Banks. Savings Accounts.

Renasant takes big leap in Atlanta with $453M acquisition


The Mississippi company will gain nearly $2 billion in loans after it buys Brand Group Holdings. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia Mississippi

Hancock reports higher profit despite energy exposure, tax reform hit


The Mississippi company reported strong loan growth, even as it reduced exposure to energy-related borrowers. Community banking Regional banks Earnings Tax deferments M&A MississippiHigher revenue also helped Hancock lower its efficiency ratio.

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Uber Of X: The Speed Stable, Motorcycles On-Demand


With more than 100 users locked and loaded, the Mississippi-based company recently sped over to one of the largest motorcycle events — Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Alabama — with more than 70,000 attendees, many of them learning (and getting excited) about The Speed Stable. We live out in the country in Mississippi, and a 50-year-old, two-stable horse barn became available. uber of x Airbnb mississippi motorcycles on-demand peer to peer Uber Uber of X

What made a Georgia bank pivot from IPO to sale?


Community banking M&A Capital IPOs Growth strategies Georgia MississippiBrand Group in Georgia was mulling a public offering but it opted to test the waters as a seller first. That decision led to one of the biggest deals announced this year.

BankFirst in Miss. raises $16M through private placement


Community banking Capital Growth strategies MississippiThe company sold common stock to employees, existing shareholders and new investors.

IH Mississippi Valley CU Raises Rates on 39- and 60-month CDs

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Blog IH Mississippi Valley CU Raises Rates on 39- and 60-month CDs. IH Mississippi Valley CU Raises Rates on 39- and 60-month CDs. IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union (IHMVCU) recently raised the rates on many of its CDs, with the 39-month CD (1.81% APY) and the 60-month CD (2.27% APY) being the most competitive. Membership in IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union is open to U.S. Please refer to our financial overview of IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union for more details.

Hancock in Miss. to sell its consumer finance business


Community banking Regional banks M&A Consumer lending MississippiHarrison Finance has 35 offices, nearly 140 employees and about $95 million of outstanding loans.

Serial acquirer back on track after years in penalty box


Community banking M&A Consolidations AML Compliance Growth strategies Mississippi Texas LouisianaDan Rollins engineered nearly a dozen deals while at Prosperity Bank. Now CEO at BancorpSouth, he has returned to M&A after spending four frustrating years dealing with compliance issues.

New deal shows that BancorpSouth's reg issues are a thing of the past


Community banking M&A CRA Consolidations Mississippi TexasBancorpSouth, which had two prior deals delayed over BSA and CRA issues, has agreed to buy a bank in the Houston area.

Hancock continues to reduce size of energy portfolio


The Mississippi company reported higher quarterly earnings despite ongoing energy challenges. Community banking Earnings Energy industry MississippiHancock also benefited from its April purchase of the failed First NBC Bank.

BancorpSouth reports higher profit on loan growth, expense control


The Mississippi company's first-quarter earnings rose 60% from a year earlier. Earnings Deposits Commercial lending MississippiIts results from last year were weighed down by a settlement with regulators.

Auto lending scrutiny: Will states pick up where CFPB left off?


Disputes and judgments Auto lending Subprime lending Consumer lending CFPB New York Maryland Massachusetts Delaware MississippiAuto lenders would be well advised to keep up their guard as states — particularly blue ones — take steps of their own to crack down on what they see as abusive practices.

Stars aligning for more bank debt sales


Capital Growth strategies Debt Community banking MississippiIncreased investor appetite and the emergence of specialized debt ratings are expected to spur demand, and community banks are looking for ways to fund expansion and hedge against future economic downturns.

BancorpSouth set to abandon its bank holding company


With the move, the Mississippi bank would no longer be regulated by the Federal Reserve. Community banking Revenue and expenses Compliance Federal Reserve FDIC MississippiThe decision comes after the bank struggled with Bank Secrecy Act and Community Reinvestment Act compliance.

First Bancshares in Miss. makes bigger push into southern Ala.


Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Mississippi AlabamaThe company, which agreed to buy Southwest Bancshares in Mobile, also plans to sell $45 million in stock to help fund the deal.

Hancock in Miss. announces rebranding effort, higher earnings


Community banking Regional banks Banking brands Branding Earnings Mississippi LouisianaThe company, which plans to change its name to Hancock Whitney next year, reported increased profit that reflected balance sheet growth.

Walking in your neighbor’s shoes this Thanksgiving.

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The scene was the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a land that still looked for all the world like a war zone, thanks to Hurricane Katrina, the storm that hammered Mississippi and Louisiana just three months before. Thanksgiving 2005.

First NBC in New Orleans hires industry veteran Carl Chaney as its new CEO


Chaney was CEO of Hancock Holding in Mississippi for nearly a decade, overseeing a period of substantial growth. Succession planning Growth strategies M&A

Remaining cautious on energy credits at Hancock Holding


The Mississippi company reported loan growth but a dip in profits after a first-quarter acquisition, and it warned that it is on alert for any new “lag” in the energy sector. Earnings Commercial lending Energy industry M&A

User-centric and entity-centric analytics, the perfect combination for IoT security


Consider the collapse of the I-35 W Mississippi River Bridge. Cisco and Microsoft have recently invested in the Internet of Things (IoT) – indicating not only that IoT has reached massive scale, but that tech giants are clearly putting their bets behind it. Because IoT is changing the game.

Kings, Queens and unlocking dreams.

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It’s a story of how a new teacher in town used an ancient game –chess – to open the minds and hearts of a Southwest Mississippi community, and taught kids to dream—and dream big.

CUNA receives first 2017 board nomination

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Charles Elliott, president/CEO of the Mississippi Credit Union Association, Jackson, Miss., General board nominations Charles Elliot CUNA CUNA News Now Mississippi Credit Union AssociationCUNA has received the first nomination for open positions on CUNA’s board of directors.

Perficient Team Joins “Bike to Work Day” Third Year in a Row

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In addition to many of our colleagues biking to work, we also completed a 4-mile, easy-paced lunch ride along the Mississippi river. Our Perficient Minneapolis office celebrated its third annual Bike to Work Day in May.

What to do with unprofitable branches? Donate them and get CRA credit


Rather than pull up stakes and leave two low-income Mississippi towns at the mercy of payday lenders, Regions Bank donated the branches to a local credit union and kicked in another $500,000 for operating costs. Underbanked Community banking Branch banking CRA Small-dollar lending Consumer banking Sailthru NMN origination no display Regions Bank

Oral History Tour Stop 2: Clarence Hall, Jr. of the Issaquana County FCU

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March 3rd, 2014 For the second interview of my African American elder oral history tour , I headed west from the Jackson home of my gracious CouchSurfing hosts into rural Mississippi. Upon turning north off I-20 near Vicksburg, I found myself on a road that tracing the contours of the enormous earthen levees that shield the area’s expansive, seemingly endless cotton fields from the excesses of the Mississippi river.

Energy Lenders in Hot Seat After Warning from Big Gulf Coast Bank

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Word that Hancock Holding in Mississippi would more than double its loan-loss allowance has triggered broader questions about how the oil slump could spread beyond the energy portfolios of a whole class of banks.

Iowa, Illinois Deal: 2.63% On 5-Year CDs


Savers from 29 counties straddling the Illinois and Iowa border can take advantage of this 5-year CD rate from IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. CD Rates 5-year cd best cd rates certificates of deposit ih mississippi valley credit union

CFPB Accuses Check Casher All American of Deceptive Acts

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has charged a Mississippi company with refusing to disclose check-cashing fees to consumers, deceptively pressuring borrowers into taking out multiple payday loans and keeping overpayments. breaking_news consumer-finance national-regional cfpb compliance doddfrank enforcement collections exams payday sailthru-no-lead law-regulation

The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State

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Four states did not have any companies that met all our criteria for inclusion in the map: Alaska, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Mississippi. The tech boom has diffused beyond the traditional hotbeds of California, New York, and Massachusetts, across the entire United States.

Walmart Pay Launches In 16 States, DC


As of today, Walmart Pay is available in: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. “We The retail giant’s payment method is finally here.

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Evansville Teachers FCU Buys Regional Mortgage Company

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The deal is expected to become effective November 15 and will expand the credit union’s mortgage lending presence to 12 new markets in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. CU Today is reporting that Evansville Teachers FCU (Evansville, IN) plans to purchase First Liberty Financial Mortgage, a regional mortgage company headquartered in Owensboro, KY. With the acquisition, First Liberty Financial Mortgage will become a division of Evansville Teachers FCU. The $1.3

OPINION: Is college worth it? Students can learn to calculate the payoff


Mississippi Learning. Michael Lawrence Collins. Going to college pays off, on average. But to maximize the chance that a college education offers a satisfactory return, students need to think like investors.

Another 44 Banks And Credit Unions Sign Onto Apple Pay


IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. The list of banks and credit unions issuing cards that will work with the Apple Pay mobile wallet has once again grown. Another 44 banks and credit unions in the United States are now officially attending the Apple Pay party. It has been an active week for Apple Pay. The week opened with an announcement from Bank of America that it is rolling out support for Apple Pay at its ATMs for withdrawals.

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Playing Chess With Amazon: Target’s Competitive Strategy


Last month, Target expanded its “Drive Up” service across Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina after piloting the pick-up service in Minneapolis since last fall. They say it’s healthier to eat several small meals throughout the day instead of two or three big ones. Can the same logic be applied to shipments?

Louisiana Bank Sues CU over Trademark Infringement

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The bank is also seeking attorney fees and actual damages and want an accounting of Red River FCU's profits in Louisiana and Mississippi. The Texarkana Gazette is reporting that Red River Bancshares Inc. and its licensee, Red River Bank LSCB, both based in Alexandria, La., is suing Texarkana-based Red River Employees Federal Credit Union for alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Target Won’t Back Down On Bathroom Policy


The Mississippi-based religious nonprofit is headed by First United Methodist pastor Donald E. Taking a page from the old Tom Petty Handbook, Target CEO Brian Cornell has officially determined that the retailer will not back down on its inclusive bathroom policy.